Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Fremont, California       A spiritual community of open minds,
                                  nurturing growth and healing in ourselves and all people.
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This Sunday's Service
New to UU Class
Black & White Gala
Strategic Planning
Board Meeting
Sunday Services Volunteers
Community Office Hours
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 September 30, 2015
Greetings!Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel  
For the last two Sunday's at Mission Peak UU we have explored spiritual growth and what gives our life value, meaning and purpose.
One part of this involved exploring the UUA's model from spiritual growth, which involves consciously populating your life with eight different kinds of experiences. In order to help you keep track of the activities in your life that can fill these categories, I promised to share an image of the model with you, and here it is:

And as a reminder, here are some of the activities that go with each category:

Mind Practices: Adult RE classes, lectures, book studies
Body Practices: Tai Chi, Running, Hiking, Biking, Sex
Soul Practices: Making Art, Singing, Dancing, Laughing
Life Practices: Trying on new behaviors
Justice Practices: Community Garden, Protest, Voting
Personal Spirit Practice: Meditation, Prayer, Journaling, Yoga
Communal Worship Practice: Sunday service
Spiritual Partnership: Small Group Ministry

I promise that if you work to fill up all of these categories, you will grow spiritually.  Keeping track of what you are doing with this is also a great way to learn where you need to more consciously seek out opportunities for growth.

Yours in the unfolding,

Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel
Minister of Mission Peak UU Congregation
Fremont, CA.
Cell: 510.936.1632 
Preferred appointment times: Tue-Thur 11am-6pm
Available by appointment all days except Monday
This Sunday's Service - October 4, 2015

Mental Health Social Justice Project          
We will introduce the plan for this year's social justice project which will focus on mental health.
Leading the service will be Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, Peggy Rahman, Paul K. Davis and Worship Associate Drew Wilson.  Music will be provided by Peak Performers.    
New to UU Class
New to UU Class -
Saturday, October 17
from 10 AM to 12 noon

Are you new to Unitarian Universalism or to Mission Peak?
Are you seeking and questioning and want to learn more?
Join Reverend Jeremy and other congregation leaders to learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism, our Mission Peak Congregation, congregational activities and more by attending the New to UU class on October 17. Everyone is welcome to attend. A signup sheet will be available at the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings or you can email membership@mpuuc.org or call the office at 510-252-1477 and let us know you will be attending. Light refreshments will be provided. Childcare will be available with at least one week notice.
Black & White Gala
Black & White Gala is coming!
Friday, November 13th 2015
6:30pm - 10:00pm

Theme: Time, Talent & Treasure

Location: Veteran's Memorial Building
37154 Second Street (Niles)

Free Childcare onsite!

Can you volunteer? Have a talent to showcase? Are you a baker? Do you have auction item(s)?

Please complete this form and turn it in on Sunday. We will have forms at Services.

Tickets go on sale Sunday October 11th
Strategic Planning
Upcoming Strategic Planning Task Force Roundtables

The Strategic Planning Task Force was created in January 2015 to work on Leadership Development, Congregational Governance, and Strategic Planning for Mission Peak. We have spent the last 9 months meeting weekly to work on leadership development and changes to our governance structure here at Mission Peak. At the August Board meeting and the September Board Retreat we presented the Board with the results of our efforts so far. The Board, via acclamation, supports the work we have done so far and agrees that we are ready to start getting feedback on our ideas from the Congregation. To do that we will be having a series of roundtable discussions this fall to present our ideas, ask for feedback, and get your ideas about the next steps for the SPTF. Our first discussion will be at the Program Council meeting on October 10, followed by the following roundtable meetings:

Sunday, 10/18 @ 11:45 in Ockerman rooms 3 & 4
Thursday, 10/22 @ 7:30 pm at Melissa Holmes and Jen King's house
Sunday, 11/15@ 11:45 in Ockerman rooms 3 & 4

We will post information from each roundtable on the website and schedule more roundtable discussions if necessary. We strongly encourage everyone to attend one of these roundtable discussions. If you would like more information or background on the SPTF, or you want to discuss ideas for Mission Peak's future, please read our article in the latest MPUUC Newsletter and/or feel free to contact one of the members of the Task Force - Melissa Holmes, Jen King, Colleen Arnold, Steve Wallcave, Deanna Kosaraju, and Marylin Wakefield. If governance and strategic planning are topics of interest to you, we are also looking for new task force members to take over for a few of the current members who are taking on different responsibilities at Mission Peak.
Board Meeting
Mission Peak UU October Monthly Board Meeting 
The Mission Peak UU Board will meet Thursday evening, October 1 at Patricia Osage's home at 7:00 p.m.

Members of Mission Peak UU are welcome to attend.  For a copy of the agenda, please contact President DeAnna Alm at president@mpuuc.org
Sunday Services Volunteers
Sunday Services Committee

We are in need of several volunteers on the 2nd , 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month for the positions listed below.

Please contact  Yvonne Hughes, Sunday Services Team Coordinator @yvonnehughes47@comcast.net if you can help.


1. Someone to help with Set-up on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday (Work with partner)
2. Someone to take down on the 4th Sunday

Community Office Hours
Rev. Nickel's upcoming dates

I am always interested in suggestions for new places, times and ways that this could work better for you, so if you have an idea, please drop me a line, it is as easy as clicking right here.  And of course I am also always available by personal appointment all days except Monday.

Wednesday, October 7
4 PM - 6 PM 
Mission Coffee 
151 Washington Blvd 
Thursday, October 22 
11 AM - 1 PM 
4949 Stevenson Blvd
Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sept. 27
Working with
the Enneagram
 7-9 pm
Worship Assoc. Training 7-9 pm
Oct. 1
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group 7-9 pm

Board Meeting 7 pm


 Coffee Hours 4-6 pm
Program Council Meeting
 9-12 pm
Newsletter Deadline
New to UU Class 10-12 pm

Who We Are

Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fremont was founded in 1993. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.


Mission Peak members determine its policies, choose its minister, and support it financially.


We affirm and promote these UUA Principles and Purposes:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in our society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

We invite you to join us and add your commitment to ours. Mission Peak is a living and changing congregation, responsive to the spiritual needs of its members. With the leadership of our minister, we search for ways to fulfill ourselves as individuals and as a community. Joining us is a commitment to this process. 


Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 545 Fremont, CA 94537-0545

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